Former Tlokwe mayor gets new job

2013-11-19 11:35

Potchefstroom - A new ANC mayoral candidate for the troubled Tlokwe local municipality has not been decided on yet, the ANC in the North West said on Tuesday.

"We have not finalised that process," spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said.

"We will do so before the by-elections in December."

Former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle, who has twice been unseated as mayor since November last year, was taking up a post in the North West legislature as executive manager of corporate services.

'Not redeployed'

Mnisi denied that Maphetle had been "redeployed".

"He has not been redeployed, he applied for the job and he was accepted."

Mnisi said in a statement that Maphetle had the necessary experience and qualifications for the job, including a Masters degree in human resource management.

"His experience as the Tlokwe municipality chief whip (2000-2006) and eventually the mayor (2006-2013) places him among the best... in our province to fulfil the requirements of this position."

The African National Congress had full confidence in Maphetle's skills, capacity, and understanding of the legislative arm of the state.

"What makes us more confident about his appointment is that he followed all due human resource management processes of the legislature in applying for this position and he emerged as a preferred candidate from the interviewing panel."

Motion of no confidence

In July, the ANC expelled 14 councillors in Tlokwe after its provincial disciplinary committee found them guilty of misconduct for participating in a motion of no confidence against Maphetle.

The ANC's national disciplinary committee subsequently overturned the expulsions.

The Democratic Alliance's Annette Combrink was elected mayor after Maphetle's ousting.

In October, Mnisi said Maphetle had himself asked the ANC leadership not to retain him as its mayoral candidate.

"In the aftermath of these issues we were confronted with in Tlokwe, comrade Maphetle met the leadership of the ANC at Luthuli House... where they had a conversation about the Tlokwe situation," he said at the time.

"Comrade Maphetle indicated that as a disciplined member of the ANC he would not want a situation where issues surrounding him affected the party."

Forensic investigation

While the DA was in charge of the municipality for the first time last year, it requested a forensic investigation into irregularities at the municipality.

The probe found that the council had irregularly bought Maphetle a R736 000 customised Mercedes-Benz. Maphetle allegedly abused the Disaster Management Fund and Poverty Relief Fund.

The report recommended that formal disciplinary action be taken against him and other officials.

In May, the DA laid criminal charges against Maphetle, and in June, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she would investigate the claims of corruption levelled at Maphetle.

  • Musa Muskidd Mahlangu - 2013-11-19 11:39

    Jobs for Pals

      Kgalagadi Mack - 2013-11-19 11:45

      Yes Musa. Even if you're the worst of the worst and you're record speaks for itself, there will always be a better paid job for you somewhere else in the ANC.

      Mokky - 2013-11-19 11:49

      The thieving trash running this country has become a cancer destroying all of us. There are fine educated people 20 years after freedom, why intelligent people that have acquired some education over the last 2 decades allow these no good pieces of rubbish to ruin our country is beyond me.

      frankvankaapstad - 2013-11-19 11:59

      Who still talks about "COMRADE"?? Are you idiots still fighting a bush war or something? Get with the program. He is definitely the most suitably qualified after misappropriating funds at his previous job. JZ is the biggest thief, therefor he gets position number 1. The rest are fighting, I mean thieving it out for the other spots.

      Sipho Gift - 2013-11-19 12:12

      The sign r visible its a last stage of cANCer the regime is dying daily

      Ronald Gibson - 2013-11-19 12:13

      "The Best" applicant with the main qualification being: aspiring to mediocrity in a party that seems to favour such "attributes". All other qualifications like being willing to abuse state funds, lying, deceit, etc are just the cherry on top.

      Kevin Daniels - 2013-11-19 12:18

      And now he is given legislative responsibilities....

      Ann Murray - 2013-11-19 12:31

      Moving the "dust" around ...

      Japie JJ du Toit - 2013-11-19 12:37

      Wow - the hip hop party is running in circles - to keep their cadres happy. What has the anc became?

  • Bheki Dladla - 2013-11-19 11:39

    "he emerged as a preferred candidate from the interviewing panel." can't say im surprised.

      John Lonsdale - 2013-11-19 11:55

      Even though he has criminal charges laid against him?

      pws69 - 2013-11-19 12:12

      John, it is BECAUSE he has criminal charges against him that he is considered the best. When he gets 784 or more charges against him he will be made President.

      Ronald Gibson - 2013-11-19 12:15

      John, THAT is the reason he is preferred. Because he is tainted, like MANY other political appointees, the ANC now has a hold over him as he is otherwise unemployable, like the aforementioned appointees.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-11-19 13:36

      Bheki Dladla. It tells you a lot about the interviewing panel doesn't it?

      Bheki Dladla - 2013-11-19 14:56

      @Jacqui, it most definitely say a whole lot about the panel. He was long promised/given that job as buddie and the "interview" was just a formality.

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2013-11-19 11:40

    Jobs-for-Pals scheme which has nothing to DO with service delivery and accountable leadership!!!

      Mokky - 2013-11-19 11:51

      We have been taken over by a crime syndicate.

      Mokky - 2013-11-19 12:33

      Jamba if you understand our culture you will understand the dynamics of the vote. 90% hang the ANC banner around their necks like a fashion accessory. They actually have no clue what they are keeping in power because very few of us ever read the news. My generation is mostly into fashion, cars and party. The second problem is that 45 Million people in this country have little or no education so when Ramaphosa and Gigaba run around telling spook stories of Boers they believe them. That cluster of our voting population have NO clue why they are voting and for what. Julius Malema has a far better chance of becoming the official opposition because political success in this country depends on who can BS the uneducated masses best. Hard and sobering as this is, I'm seriously looking at employment opportunities abroad. I'm not going to raise my kids in this mess. There comes a time when one has to soberly look at what the ANC has made of this country and it is a mess.

      Ann Murray - 2013-11-19 16:07

      Wow Mokky - you speak so much sense. Pity many will be unable to read that :(

      John Stoltz - 2013-11-19 16:28

      Sifiso, would it not be great if a political party can have in it'd election manifesto a declaration and be audited, that all their members will have 6 monthly public polygraph to prove their integrity ? How soon will we root out corruption and incompetence ?

  • Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-11-19 11:45

    Boycott the anc!

      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-11-19 12:41

      EFF is the way to go...

      Patricia Dewet - 2013-11-19 13:01

      He should have been kicked out, on the street with is name on a register never to work for government or municipality again. Like all of us in private sector he must go out and look for a job. Is he trained for anything?

  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-11-19 11:49

    If u have any complain concerning this, just make u vote for change or u shut up!

  • Sipho Gift - 2013-11-19 11:49

    In the anc regime the more u fail ppl who voted the more u stand a gud chance of being promoted 2 a higher level of corruption by no1

  • John Lonsdale - 2013-11-19 11:54

    You have been redeployed, feel sorry for those you are now going to rip off. Did you hand your Merc back????

      Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-19 12:22

      No he keep the older car to sell privately, but he will get a new one (more luxury model) now to suit his new position and status.

  • bushy.mogale.39 - 2013-11-19 11:55

    All the interviewing panel are his cronies. Who do they think they are fooling. In fact, there is no story here...news24 give us better news

  • Rantikwane David Legwale - 2013-11-19 11:57

    the anc lies so much it believes its own lies...those voters who keep voting for this lousy party must be held liable for the mess that this country finds itself in...period!

  • Nontuthuzelo Ka Svig Jolingana - 2013-11-19 11:58

    I give up O.o

  • proudlysa - 2013-11-19 11:58

    ANC policy : the more you manage to steal in your current job the better you get rewarded with a new job when you get caught. It sickens me that these clowns steal from us and there is no recourse. We need the DA and Agang to get us out of this mess

      Rob Opperman - 2013-11-19 12:37

      Right all the way!

  • Paljas Paljassie - 2013-11-19 12:07

    The name "comrade" is so appropriate. Definition - A companion who shares one's activities or is a fellow member of an organization. In other words, following Nr 1 means that all "comrades" are thieves and the definition. And they are not ashame to make it public.

  • Lanfear - 2013-11-19 12:09

    WTF?! This guy was voted out by his own party members because of his corruption, despotism and total incompetence! FIRE him and get some corruption charges against him. He does not deserve any kind of position in any governmental organisation! Unbelievable.

  • pws69 - 2013-11-19 12:10

    "His experience as the Tlokwe municipality chief whip (2000-2006) and eventually the mayor (2006-2013) places him among the best" Well, your best is shyte, and corrupt, and the only reason you moved him was to avoid an embarrassing investigation. No doubt you will claim that the investigation into his corruption will not be "financially viable" and you will let yet another corrupt ANC piece of excrement off the hook.

  • Andrew McMurray - 2013-11-19 12:11

    Yep....adequately qualified indeed.....corruption scandal hanging over him, maladministration, misappropriating funds,

  • Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-19 12:13

    Thats it, fail at a low level management job and get promoted to a much higher up entity for a highly paid job, (with financial signing authority probably).

  • switchedonit - 2013-11-19 12:14

    Something tells me this jack-ass may just be in-line as a future president of our beautiful country. He has all the right credentials so far...

      Dirk Engelbrecht - 2013-11-19 12:31

      Nope not yet, he still has to go to prison, and he has to be charged and found not guilty on multiple charges...

  • David Luis - 2013-11-19 12:16

    He certainly has the "qualifications and expertise" he was shown to be a corrupt thief at the municipality.... typical cancer solution, move the rubbish from one dept to another.

  • Snet Mbangata - 2013-11-19 12:17

    I give up and its time for the people to vote for the vote right part I'm ot saying the must vote for DA or whatever but they must vote for the right party.the are planty parties eg EFF,UDM etc

  • Gerrie M Visagie - 2013-11-19 12:17

    While you at it, appoint Jackie Selebi as head of anti-corruption of the Hawks, Shabir Shaik as special advisor to the correctional service department, Wouter Basson as head of medicine in KZN, promote the Gupta's ACSA's board of directors, and give Robert McBride a Bells

  • Babongs Mdivasi - 2013-11-19 12:22


  • Kobus Basson - 2013-11-19 12:24

    Same as in KAI GARIB, where Gina Cloete was Mayor, she was succeeded by some1 els, due to her incompetence, discrimination, misuse of state property, but was redeployed to the Dept. Of Health.

  • Ol Mabaso - 2013-11-19 12:24

    No shortage of jobs for losers. No shortage of good salaries for crooks. Long live anc?

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-11-19 12:27

    Just another redeployed corrupt this any news.

  • Ashley Gates - 2013-11-19 12:27

    From bad to worst...

  • Mike Clery - 2013-11-19 12:28

    Deny it as much as you like. Of course he's been redeployed!

  • Laura Lyn Finch - 2013-11-19 12:28

    Oh my word.... Disaster management funds abused by this oke and customised cars, and he still has a job??? You cannot believe how the ANC protect these criminals, and the voters still follow blindly!!!

      louis.elst - 2013-11-19 12:32

      The bigger the crimes and self enrichment the bigger the job Shocking that incompetent ANC members get all these jobs to keep votes

  • Frans Rabalao - 2013-11-19 12:30

    Ja he can jc seat for temp after we win elections (EFF) we will unseat him . ASIJKI

  • Dalai Rama - 2013-11-19 12:32

    Cadre Deployment by any other name still remains the same....He was told to apply the job as a formality. A post had been created for him and an advert placed just to fulfill the requirements. He will continue the plunder in the North West Province.

  • Laura Lyn Finch - 2013-11-19 12:33

    The rest of the world must really be laughing at the government's selection process!! It seems the more a person misappropriates funds, abuses power and sinks his municipality below ground level, the more likely they are to succeed in the ANC!!! But what more can you expect - a fish rots from the head!!!

  • Jon Low - 2013-11-19 12:36

    He was redeployed.

  • George Slade - 2013-11-19 12:40

    Boesak will be back Soon ----He probably get a few hundred grand a month "retainer" right now. The worse you are , the more the ANC look after you --at the POORS expense. Keep voting ANC --just dont come my way for handouts ! Useless thugs .

  • George Slade - 2013-11-19 12:42

    These guys are really lucky , as if they now become even too useless for the ANC , the EFF will take them . From one Rubbish bin to the Tip !

  • Man Zanilla - 2013-11-19 12:43

    We are f#ck%d

  • Danny Letsholo - 2013-11-19 12:47

    Vote anc so that we can steal more thats the message lol anc its a disgrace,only corrupt ones survive in the african national zulus (anc)

  • Ritesh Singh - 2013-11-19 12:54

    Corruption a prerequisite

  • Dawid Jacobs - 2013-11-19 12:57

    What a mockery the anc has made of democracy....

  • Kenny Marhenzo O Seautlweng - 2013-11-19 13:13

    From Mayor to HR department .... entlik ANC e tletse nought

  • Gareth Morgan - 2013-11-19 13:17

    thick as thieves ! zuma and his bro's must go .... sick of the "hand outs" and I refer to the people just taking and taking and ruining this country ...

  • rory - 2013-11-19 13:21

    because he applied for the job according to 'all human resource management procesess' does that mean he can do the job? What about the probe that found that the council had IRREGULARLY bought Maphetie a R736 000 Mercedes Benz which he obviously happily accepted, and he had allegedly abused the Disaster Management Fund and Poverty Relief Fund? If you are a comrade you can do what you want and still get a top position!

  • Erna - 2013-11-19 13:22

    Not been redeployed, but applied for the job and was accepted. In their own words - he fulfils all the requirements for a job in the ANC government.

  • Vince Muller - 2013-11-19 13:26

    Funny??? after his failures he's been given another job.. why??? Why was the post not advertised as we do in the private sector, choose candidates who comply with the requirements, and I'm pretty sure there are quite a few, and bring in new blood?? Or does the term job creation only apply for eveyone else, and the feeding of fat cats for the government???

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-11-19 13:33

    Sure thing, they know how to take care of each other. I suppose he is allowed to keep his expensive car as well. Now why am I suddenly thinking of this poor woman who can't feed her hungry child today.?

  • CALAMITYSA - 2013-11-19 13:36

    Does he take his Merc? Custom fitted? He is corrupt - typical ANC culture.

  • Ska Banga - 2013-11-19 13:46


  • Gynormous Dixie - 2013-11-19 13:53

    RATS. Sinking Ship.

  • Zinjivawa Hlungs - 2013-11-19 15:58

    Rotation of crap at its best. gee whiz , who can save us from this S**t?

  • John Stoltz - 2013-11-19 16:17

    It must take a combination of guts, stupidity and ignorance to publish such a statement Mr Mnisi ! Be honest, this is just playing musical chairs until your cadre can't do anymore damage in a position !

  • Kelebogile MamagaBasetsana Morake Trom - 2013-11-19 16:26


  • BraZee BraZee - 2013-11-19 16:30

    Interesting. He applied for the job and he qualifies. When did he apply? The period from him being unseated and this position is just too short to have followed the normal job application process. This is 100% ANC deployment.